Full course description
Students are required to write a bachelor thesis to conclude the Bachelor phase. The thesis is either an article in which students report on a literature research or the thesis reports on a study that they carried out under supervision of a staff member. For both types of thesis, students pursue the empirical cycle and define a clear background/problem situation of the chosen topic(s) as based on relevant and recent academic literature, and develop this problem statement into a clear research question. Students then answer this question in the thesis according to the present rules of the art. Students must start well in advance to prepare the bachelor thesis, ideally at the start of the third year. Students approach a potential supervisor for their thesis via the bachelor thesis matching system. Students and staff consult “http://www.askpsy.nl/bachelor-thesis” for details and deadlines of writing the bachelor thesis. The site also links to the handbook writing skills that provides information on writing style and criteria for both writing and grading papers and theses. The final grade is the average of the grades of the supervisor and of a second assessor.
- apply rules and directives of scientific communication;
- communicate results scientifically via a written research report.